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Battle Beast

DOS - 1995

Also available on: Mac

Alt names Battle Beast: Das Ultimative Fight Game, Battle Beast: The Ultimate Fight Game
Year 1995
Platform DOS
Released in Germany, United States
Genre Action
Theme Fighting, Versus Fighting
Publisher 7th Level, Inc., BMG Interactive Entertainment
Developer 7th Level, Inc.
Perspective Side view
4.61 / 5 - 47 votes

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Battle Beast is a funny arcade-style combat game with terrific full-color graphics and humor... both of which unfortunately sank beneat horrible controls and repetitive action.

Despite its claim of being ''The Ultimate Fight Game," Battle Beast is far from being even a good fighting game, although its great cartoon graphics may appeal to budding gamers in your house. In a nutshell, the game lets you act out your dream of controlling a huge metallic animal to battle an evil toad man (surely that's what everyone dreams about... drum roll please). You must face off against each other until the victor of this elite group is decided, and if that victor happens to be you, well, then battle that naughty toad man to free the city of his insidious control.

Although the game scores high points for great sense of humor and fluid animations of cartoon characters, its interface is clumsy to the extreme. It has-- count 'em-- 33 different control operations, most of which are either multi-key, or multi-stick/button operations (depending on whether you use a joystick or the keyboard.) Sound confusing? It is. It took me more than an hour to gain enough mastery of the controls even to pretend to fight the computer opponent. (although I suspect that the learning curve is inversely related to age).

Not only is the control very awkward-- it's unresponsive, and most of those 33 operations are decidedly useless. Attacks and other special moves are controlled with the push of one of the two action buttons and a direction key, each combination of these two should result in a different move if input correctly. Most of the time, instead of launching an attack, your beast will hop to and fro, looking like a dysfunctional drunkard. Couple this with the apparent hesitation of the enemy beast during fights, and you've got yourself some very slow, boring gameplay.

Worse still, the levels all sport a very simple design, just the one screen which doesn't really give you the chance to move your beast around a lot. Some of the levels contain a second floor for you to jump up to, but these spots can be perilous, as you'll have to dodge the background dangers so conveniently placed there. The game has a modicum of strategy, in that there are times when your little coward of a creature will need to be called upon. You must choose wisely when to transform back and forth, as it can mean a difference between death-- and an even more embarrassing death.

Overall, Battle Beast is one big yawn simply because of the slow pace of the game and the big lack of action throughout the whole thing. All of that transforming that's always going on can spice everything up a bit, but it's not enough to stave off sleep for a good period of time. Wonderful graphics, inventive story, and a whole lot of silly humor are ruined by ridiculously bad controls, repetition fights, and uninspired levels. Save your time for One Must Fall: 2097 instead, although this game might appeal to the young 'un in the house if his/her patience is high enough.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Abb 2023-09-24 0 point

Battle beast is still my favorite game 20 years later lol

OldAssGamer 2020-01-31 2 points DOS version

I remember buying this back when it came out. I actually got into an email spat with the developers who kept insisting this game was better than Street Fighter II. It has neat graphics for the time but the controls are sluggish and painful.

Conichiwa 2019-09-07 2 points DOS version

OMG! I've been looking for this game for years! I use to play it with my friends and we loved it! 20 years later im gonna play it again!

wajid 2019-04-18 0 point DOS version

Can you please download it for me ,thankyou.

HELIOS 2018-12-24 1 point

This is one hell of a dreary review of some of my greatest childhood memories. Though I agree entirely. Having rediscovered this beauty in my adult years, I struggle to fathom how I managed to finish this game when I was so young.. I suspect it was the experience of playing since I was just 3yo and having an older brother to assist.

Either way you look at it, it's a worthwhile experience and at only ~100mb you can't go wrong.

FER 2018-01-05 0 point

GREAT GAME fun to play with friends

Ivalice Alliance 2016-11-05 0 point DOS version

I've tried mounting it via Daemon Tools and DOSBox, but always says my version of Windows is incompatible (using Windows 10 and tried using compatibility mode). I guess there is no way to get this game or any older game running, I suppose? Or am I missing an obvious step?

I0101101I 2016-02-09 1 point

I... Finally ... Found it...

ABCXYZ 2015-01-20 0 point DOS version

WooooOOWWWW!!! Amaazing this game is top 5 of my childhood! THANK YOU!!

Andrew 2014-03-31 1 point DOS version

to mount the ISO you need Daemon tools

Nostalgia 2013-12-14 1 point DOS version


Steven McFly Jr 2013-11-20 1 point DOS version

This looks weird ... A MUST TRY FOR ME!

old_games_rox 2013-09-25 -1 point DOS version

how i make it work on vista 64bits??
I also have dos-box and d-fend but i dont know how to put this iso image on them.. help!

Pope Jiammpong 2013-08-22 0 point DOS version


Shevi-vovo 2013-06-10 2 points DOS version

I have been looking for this game for the past 10 years! I think I love you... xx

R 2013-05-12 0 point DOS version

how can i install it in windows 7?

Da Real Pope 2013-04-14 1 point DOS version

You don't know how long i've been looking for this!!!!
I'm truly about to cry... :D

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